US/Canadian/British actor Keanu Reeves arrives for the world premiere of “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” at One Hanson in New York on May 9, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Canadian-US actor Keanu Reeves arrives for the Saint Laurent Men’s Spring-Summer 2020 runway show in Malibu, California, on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Keanu Reeves attends the premiere for “Toy Story 4” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Keanu Reeves speaks during his handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX forecourt in Hollywood, California on May 14, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Alexandra Grant isn’t trying to look like anyone but herself.
“If I wanted to look like Kim Kardashian [West], I would have to have surgery removing about a foot off my legs,” the 6’1″, gray-haired artist quips about “the idea of fitting in” during her interview with
While Grant has made a name for herself in the art world, she also started turning heads in Hollywood after holding hands with actor Keanu Reeves in November 2019 when the two made their first public appearance together.
“I think every single person I knew called me in the first week of November, and that’s fascinating,” she recalls. “But the question I’ve been asking in all of this is: ‘What is the opportunity for good?'”
Reeves, 55, and Grant, 47, have been close for years now, and even collaborated on the book,
Ode to Happiness, which is a picture book with drawings from the artist and text from the actor.
“The book was made as a surprise, by me, for Keanu, as a private gift,” Grant says of their collaboration. “All our friends sitting in the room got the giggles when I gave it to him — they said, ‘Please publish it!’ So that’s how we got into publishing.”
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“I don’t get worked up over it. Yes, even the press note about my acting debut that was sent out referred to me as ‘ex-boyfriend’ but there is not much I can do about it right now,” he said.
Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman
Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman were in a relationship from 2008-09, during the making of Raaz The Mystery Continues. In 2016, he accused her of physically and emotionally abusing him throughout their relationship. He also claimed that she did black magic on him.
Dino Morea and Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu dated her Raaz co-actor, Dino Morea till 2002 before parting ways. Years later, Dino was quoted as saying in an interview: “I was young, so was she. I was the first date that she had in Bombay.”
Bipasha is now married to Karan Singh Grover and Dino Morea is reportedly dating designer Nandita Mahtani.
Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas
The two singers met in 2006 when they were teens. After dating for a year, they split in 2007. Cyrus told Seventeen magazine, “For two years he was basically my 24/7. But it was really hard to keep it from people. We were arguing a lot, and it really wasn’t fun.”
Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bündchen
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Luke Wilson and Gwyneth Paltrow
Paltrow and Wilson began seeing each other after working together in “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001). Their relationship lasted for about a year.
Madonna and Dennis Rodman
The ‘Queen of Pop’ and the basketball player had a two-month relationship in the early 1990s. Rodman shared many intimate details of their brief hookup in his autobiography “Bad As I Wanna Be” in 1996.
Brad Pitt and Christina Applegate
The “Married… with Children” actress went out with Pitt to the MTV Movie Awards in 1989. However, she left him mid-date to be with another man, whose identity remains hidden.
Tom Cruise and Cher
Despite their 16-year age gap, the pop singer and the young actor dated for several months in the mid-’80s after meeting at a White House fundraising event. It ended after Cruise met Mimi Rogers, who went on to become his first wife.
Kelly Preston and George Clooney
They began a relationship in 1987 and even shared a home, before parting ways in 1989.
Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis
The “Home Alone” star and Kunis began dating in 2002. After eight years together, they had an amicable split in 2011.
Johnny Depp and Ellen Barkin
The two briefly dated in 1994, when Barkin was separated but still married to Gabriel Byrne.
Ashton Kutcher and January Jones
Before he was married to Demi Moore, Kutcher was in a relationship with then-aspiring actress January Jones from 1998 to 2001. In 2009, she mentioned that he wasn’t a supportive boyfriend during an interview with GQ magazine.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling
The actors met on the set of “Murder by Numbers” in 2002 and had a short-lived romance before parting ways in 2003.
Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett
The “Pretty Woman” actress met the country singer on the set of “The Player.” After a three-week whirlwind romance, they eloped and married in June 1993. They divorced after nearly two years of marriage in March 1995, due to career demands, as reported by People magazine.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
The “Sex and the City” star was in a relationship with Downey Jr. from 1984 until 1991. They broke up due to the actor’s drug and alcohol addiction. In an interview to Parade magazine in 2008, he revealed, “I liked to drink, and I had a drug problem, and that didn’t jibe with Sarah Jessica, because it is the furthest thing from what she is. She tried to help me. She was so miffed when I didn’t get my act together.”
Matt Damon and Winona Ryder
The two started dating after being introduced at a New Year’s Eve party in 1997 by Gwyneth Paltrow, who was then dating Damon’s best friend Ben Affleck. They split in 2000.
Edward Norton and Courtney Love
The duo started dating after co-starring in the film “The People vs. Larry Flynt” in 1996. They parted ways after three years together.
Drew Barrymore and David Arquette
Much before they played siblings in the film “Never Been Kissed” (pictured) in 1999, the two were in a brief relationship in 1991.
Josh Groban and January Jones
The singer and the actress were together from 2003 to 2006. Speaking about it to Details magazine in 2013, Groban said, “We dated for about two and a half years, and we were madly in love. It was definitely my longest relationship.”
Michael Bolton and Ashley Judd
Judd and Bolton dated for a little over a year, from September 1996 to December 1997. Speaking to People of her brief courtship, the actress said, “I felt so completely and deeply loved.”
Jack Nicholson and Lara Flynn Boyle
Nicholson had an on-again, off-again relationship with the actress beginning in 1999. David Spade, who was dating Boyle at that time, revealed in a 2015 interview to Details magazine, “Nicholson asked Lara Flynn Boyle out in front of me….”
Edward Norton and Salma Hayek
The two actors started dating in 1999 after they were introduced by their mutual chiropractor. They parted ways in 2003.
Hank Azaria and Helen Hunt
Azaria and Hunt began their romance in 1994. After five years of courtship, they married on July 17, 1999, in a traditional Jewish ceremony. The couple split in December 2000, after months of separation.
Wesley Snipes and Jennifer Lopez
The two worked in the film “Money Train” in 1995 and had a short relationship in the mid-’90s.
Courteney Cox and Michael Keaton
The “Friends” star was in a six-year relationship with Keaton, before splitting in 1995. Shortly after her break-up, she said in an interview to People, “It’s the most important relationship I’ve ever had, and I think he’s the most wonderful person I’ve ever met.”
Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen
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Brad Pitt and Sinitta
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Johnny Depp and Jennifer Grey
Depp and the “Dirty Dancing” actress were in a relationship in 1989. They were even rumored to be engaged during their brief courtship before calling it quits after a year.
Penélope Cruz and Josh Hartnett
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Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson
Neeson fell in love with the English actress while filming his first movie “Excalibur” in 1981. After four years of courtship, they parted ways. In a 2014 interview to CBS, Neeson revealed, “I fell in love with Helen Mirren. Oh, my God. Can you imagine riding horses in shiny suits of armor, having sword fights and stuff, and you’re falling in love with Helen Mirren? It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Nick Lachey and Kim Kardashian
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Janet Jackson and Matthew McConaughey
The two hit it off after meeting at the 2002 Grammy Awards. Their whirlwind romance ended a few weeks later.
Leelee Sobieski and Sean Lennon
Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s son was in a brief relationship with the actress in 2003.
Jared Leto and Cameron Diaz
Diaz was in a relationship with Leto from 1999 to 2003. They were also rumored to be engaged at one point.
Val Kilmer and Paris Hilton
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Ben Harper and Laura Dern
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Adrien Brody and Elsa Pataky
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Rosario Dawson and Danny Boyle
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Andre Agassi and Barbra Streisand
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Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael J. Fox
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Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler
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Ryan Reynolds and Kristen Johnston
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Scott Wolf and Alyssa Milano
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David Gallagher and Megan Fox
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Rashida Jones and John Krasinski
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Busy Philipps and Colin Hanks
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Zooey Deschanel and Jason Schwartzman
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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Joey Lawrence
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Michelle Trachtenberg and Pete Wentz
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Richie Sambora and Cher
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Kevin Connolly and Nicky Hilton
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Tyra Banks and Seal
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Rob Lowe and Melissa Gilbert
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Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan
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Hilary Duff and Joel Madden
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Tara Reid and Carson Daly
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Sheryl Crow and Owen Wilson
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Wilmer Valderrama and Mandy Moore
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Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake
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Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette
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Heather Graham and Matthew Perry
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George Clooney and Lucy Liu
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Colin Farrell and Britney Spears
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Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts
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Keanu Reeves and Sofia Coppola
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Nick Cannon and Kim Kardashian
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Christian Slater and Christy Turlington
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Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey
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Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish
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Corey Feldman and Drew Barrymore
Barrymore and Feldman dated for about a year between 1989 and 1990.
Nicolas Cage and Brooke Shields
Cage and Shields were in a brief relationship in 1987 before calling it quits in 1988.
Stephen Dorff and Reese Witherspoon
The “Sweet Home Alabama” actress dated Dorff for some time between 1993 and 1994.
Billy Burke and Neve Campbell
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Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie
The English actor met Jolie during their film “Hackers” (1995). They married in March 1996 and divorced in 2000.
Michael Bolton and Brooke Shields
Shields and the singer were in a brief relationship between 1991 to 1992.
Matt Dillon and Cameron Diaz
The actors began dating in 1995. They broke up after filming their movie “There’s Something About Mary” (1998).
Tom Cruise and Heather Locklear
The “Mission: Impossible” actor was in a rumored relationship with Locklear in 1982. In 2013, she revealed on “Chelsea Lately” on the E! network that Cruise didn’t make it past the first date because of his poor dance moves.
Tommy Lee and Kimberly Stewart
Lee and Stewart dated for about three months, between June and August 2007.
Michael Bolton and Teri Hatcher
The two were together for a brief period in 1992.
Brooke Shields and Dean Cain
Shields and Cain dated while they were both students at Princeton University between 1983 to 1987.
Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis
Pitt and Lewis, who worked together on “Too Young to Die?” (1990) and “Kalifornia” (1993), dated from 1989 to 1993.
Gary Oldman and Uma Thurman
Thurman and Oldman fell in love while working on the film “State of Grace” (1990). They got married the same year, but divorced two years later in 1992.
Chris Pratt and Emily VanCamp
The two fell for each other while playing siblings on the show “Everwood” in 2004. They broke up in 2007.
Justin Timberlake and Jenna Dewan
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Lena Headey and Jerome Flynn
The “Game of Thrones” co-stars dated for about a year, after being linked for the first time in 2002. According to recent reports, they are no longer on talking terms and it is rumored to be the reason for them not sharing screen space on the show.
Julie Bowen and David Spade
The “Modern Family” actress and Spade dated in 2002. They called it quits a year later in 2003.
Sofía Vergara and Enrique Iglesias
The Spanish singer and the “Modern Family” actress were a couple between 1997 to 2000.
Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe
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Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton
The couple only dated for a few months before getting married in 2000. They divorced in 2003.
As for whether Grant — who has been a bridesmaid seven times and officiated one wedding — is thinking of marriage herself, she replies, “Love at every level is deeply important to my identity. How’s that for dodging the question? I do not believe that isolation is the way. There is a period of isolation that I do as a painter, but I deeply value the experience of being in relationships.”
When it comes to her appearance, Grant is adamant about keeping her hair gray, which she has done since it started to change color in her 20s.
“I am a huge believer in choice — whatever anyone wants to do to feel confident,” she proclaims. “We should all have more options as to what beauty is. There are billions of us.”
Once she made a public appearance with Reeves, Grant started being compared to actress Helen Mirren. ET asked the gray-haired star what she thought of the comparisons and, needless to say, she found it “very flattering.”